Artik - Shaman Tones
Not much is known about Artik. This may be due to security classification issues or maybe it's just low usage of words.
What we do know is that: 1. Artik is Artur Antonian 2. The person known as Artur Antonian is a Ukrainian now living in Poland for reasons that are unclear, confidential or unimportant. 3. Artur Antonian is a violinist though Artik is not. 4. Artik and the person known as Artik are the same person.
Artur claims that Artik didn't use a violin or any other acoustic instrument for his first album "Shaman Tones". He claims it was strictly made on a computer, Though the untrained ear will notice, the indistinct sounds of Bagpipes, distorted strings, fragile things being crashed and tormented babies.
An internal C.I.A report claimed that "Shaman Tones" is an actual fever attack recording using a highly sophisticated K.G.B equipment. "Weapons of mass destruction" and "massive obsessive electronics" were the only words published to the public. "Red classification" listening only
July 17, 2011
I first downloaded this about four years ago, and I'm still playing it. An amazing ambient/folk/shamanic/tribal mix. If the likes of Volga are your thing, then this will definitely tickle your tastebuds.